You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Justin Bieber: Third World schools have an ally

Youth Impact Report 2010: Honoree

POWER OF YOUTH HONOREES
Youth troop makes altruism its priority
Justin Bieber | Bow Wow | David Henrie | Shailene Woodley | Victoria Justice

WHO: Discovered on YouTube in 2007, Justin Bieber signed with Island Records in 2008 and released his debut EP “My World,” which made him the first artist ever to have seven songs from a first album on the Billboard Hot 100. Following that, Bieber released his first full studio album “My World 2.0,” which certified platinum in less than two months, making him the youngest solo male artist in the U.S. to have a No. 1 album on Billboard Top 100 since Stevie Wonder in 1963.

WHAT: Pencils of Promise partners with local communities to build schools and increase educational opportunities in the developing world. An international movement of more than 60,000 committed supporters, PoP works alongside each community to create self-sustaining projects that the families of each village build and maintain themselves.

WHY: “Our main goal is to help kids around the world,” says Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun. “Justin and I have an initiative with Pencils of Promise to help raise enough money to build 100 schools in developing countries around the world over the next two years.”

WHAT’S NEXT: On Nov. 3, PoP will host a benefit concert at Irving Plaza in New York. Then on Nov. 13, PoP hosts its inaugural Multi-City Event Challenge to see which city can raise the most funds to support PoP’s mission and new projects.

More Voices

  • Venice Film Festival A Star is

    How Venice, Toronto and Telluride Festivals Stole Cannes' Luster (Column)

    POWER OF YOUTH HONOREESYouth troop makes altruism its priorityJustin Bieber | Bow Wow | David Henrie | Shailene Woodley | Victoria Justice WHO: Discovered on YouTube in 2007, Justin Bieber signed with Island Records in 2008 and released his debut EP “My World,” which made him the first artist ever to have seven songs from […]

  • Hollywood Safe Workplace

    Why Hollywood Needs to Lead the Way in Showing How to Create a Safer Workplace

    POWER OF YOUTH HONOREESYouth troop makes altruism its priorityJustin Bieber | Bow Wow | David Henrie | Shailene Woodley | Victoria Justice WHO: Discovered on YouTube in 2007, Justin Bieber signed with Island Records in 2008 and released his debut EP “My World,” which made him the first artist ever to have seven songs from […]

  • Seven Seconds

    Fighting the Racial Bias at the Core of Hollywood’s Cop Shows (Guest Column)

    POWER OF YOUTH HONOREESYouth troop makes altruism its priorityJustin Bieber | Bow Wow | David Henrie | Shailene Woodley | Victoria Justice WHO: Discovered on YouTube in 2007, Justin Bieber signed with Island Records in 2008 and released his debut EP “My World,” which made him the first artist ever to have seven songs from […]

  • Harvey Weinstein Trial

    Column: Documentarian Barry Avrich Ponders Whether Harvey Weinstein Will Be Convicted

    POWER OF YOUTH HONOREESYouth troop makes altruism its priorityJustin Bieber | Bow Wow | David Henrie | Shailene Woodley | Victoria Justice WHO: Discovered on YouTube in 2007, Justin Bieber signed with Island Records in 2008 and released his debut EP “My World,” which made him the first artist ever to have seven songs from […]

  • Janet Mock Pose

    'Pose' Writer Janet Mock on Making History With Trans Storytelling (Guest Column)

    POWER OF YOUTH HONOREESYouth troop makes altruism its priorityJustin Bieber | Bow Wow | David Henrie | Shailene Woodley | Victoria Justice WHO: Discovered on YouTube in 2007, Justin Bieber signed with Island Records in 2008 and released his debut EP “My World,” which made him the first artist ever to have seven songs from […]

  • Tony Awards Sightlines Column

    How to Produce the Tony Awards: 5 Unsolicited Tips

    POWER OF YOUTH HONOREESYouth troop makes altruism its priorityJustin Bieber | Bow Wow | David Henrie | Shailene Woodley | Victoria Justice WHO: Discovered on YouTube in 2007, Justin Bieber signed with Island Records in 2008 and released his debut EP “My World,” which made him the first artist ever to have seven songs from […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content